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Chinese
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Lunch, Dinner

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Upper Northwest
1.6 miles from Washington National Cathedral
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Reviewed February 14, 2019

Standard chinese food, prices are reasonable and wonderful owner. Takeout is generally ready very quick.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2016

Chen's Gourmet is not really a restaurant--it is a kitchen where the food is prepared for delivery or to be called for by customers. I was introduced to it more than twenty-five years ago by a friend who was Chinese speaking and worked in the...Asian division of the State Department. It is the best Chinese food available on a takeout or delivery basis in Washington. I have been ordering from them repeatedly and never have had a disappointment. At a recent dinner party my guests from New York were amazed--they didn't realize we had such good Chinese food outside of their city!More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed December 29, 2015

Looked on line for a Chinese restaurant with take out and found this surprising find only six minutes away. Wonderful ribs and the Hunan chicken was superb. The pad thai was excellent as was the crispy eggplant.

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

It is a neighborhood take out restaurant (they also have few tables to seat). The food is what you can expected from a regular Chinese restaurant at a very reasonable price. I have try it some times and for a everyday simple dining it is...quite ok!More

Date of visit: September 2013
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. A great meal after a long day of sightseeing in DC.

Date of visit: October 2013
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Reviewed March 10, 2012

When we moved to DC from Manhattan in 1997, the lack of decent Chinese food was one of about 50 things on my "I hate DC" list, along with a useless subway system and no super to fix your toilet 24/7. Over the years, our...family tried about 10 restaurants for take-out: the few that were good eventually became awful, and they seemed to consider thick brown sauce de rigueur on everything including dessert. (Note: Nam Viet, which is not Chinese, is a huge exception; run do not walk to this place on Connecticut Ave., up the street from the zoo.) The other day, I was bemoaning this to my students. They told me to try Chen's. We ordered a pile of food. It was delivered in 45 minutes; the man was nice; the bill was 25% less than what we usually pay; and they had brown rice. More important, the food was great. The vegetables are not rendered lifeless by some amorphous corn-starch imbued topping, and the meat tastes like meat. The seafood dishes need more seafood, but for $10 who's going to complain. And the portions were huge. Try the bean curd and spinach soup ($2.50), the spareribs ($7), and just about anything else. I think I'll stay in Washington.More

Date of visit: March 2012
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Reviewed July 21, 2008

super fast, large portions for the price, I will definately order from here again (but I hate to say that it is no PF Changs).

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Reviewed January 10, 2007

Chen's Gourmet is one of the best Chinese take out eateries in Washington, DC. Each time we are in Washington, my wife and I make it a point to order something and have it delivered to our hotel. Its super efficient kitchen whips up authentic...Chinese dishes. It even offers very good Thai cuisine. The portions are large and the prices are very reasonable. The Kung Pao Shrimp is very good -- large shrimp in a wonderfully spicy sauce. Great value for money all the way around! Highly recommended for take out when you want something really tasty, but prefer to order out rather than go for a sitdown meal in a restaurant.More

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